It is understandable that people would be skeptical of the claims about jobs and increased tax revenues from the Northern Pass power line proposal. What is disturbing is that opponents are purposely misstating issues in order to block the project.
Initially, opponents seized upon the height of the towers, some of which — in order to use existing rights of way in narrow corridors — might rise 136 feet. The opponents tried to convince everyone that all the towers would be that high. In fact, most of the towers would be in the 80- to 95-foot range — still higher than most existing towers, but not the monsters that opponents are trying to portray as the norm.